SOLIDWORKS Simulation

An intuitive virtual testing environment for linear static, time-based motion, and fatigue simulation, so you can answer common engineering challenges with a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD embedded solution.

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Overview 
Enable every designer and engineer to simulate and analyze design performance with fast, easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS Simulation CAD-embedded analysis solutions. You can quickly and easily employ advanced simulation techniques to optimize performance while you design with capabilities that cut down on costly prototypes, eliminate rework and delays, and save you time and development costs.

Featured Solutions

Structural Analysis

Validate product performance and safety factors using finite element analysis (FEA) to perform structural simulation.

Thermal Analysis

Calculate temperatures and heat transfer within and between components.

HVAC Analysis

Optimize heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems quickly and easily.

Fatigue Analysis

Predict component fatigue failures by examining repeated or random load cycles.

Vibration Analysis

Examine how vibrating or unstable modes can shorten equipment life to eliminate failures.

Structural Optimization

Optimize a design to meet defined strength-to-weight, frequency, or stiffness performance.

Motion Analysis

Evaluate mechanical performance through operational movements using rigid body motion analysis.

Fluid Flow Analysis

Simulate fluid (either liquid or gas) passing through or around an object and investigate the impact to improve product performance.

Electronic Cooling

Optimize heat dissipation and the selection of electronic devices.

Sustainable Design

Assess the environmental impacts of your designs in real time using life cycle assessment (LCA) criteria.

Integrated Simulation Workflows

Efficiently test product performance with multi-physics testing, taking into account various physical environments.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Capabilities

Easy-to-use CAD-embedded analysis capabilities power SOLIDWORKS Simulation software tools and solutions to enable all designers and engineers to simulate and analyze design performance. You can quickly and easily employ advanced simulation techniques to optimize performance while you design, to cut down on costly prototypes, eliminate rework and delays, and save you time and development costs.

Linear Stress Analysis

Calculate stresses and deformations of parts and assemblies due to internal and external loads to validate product performance and safety while you design.

Nonlinear Analysis

Analyze stresses and deformations of geometry under general loading and material conditions.

Plastic & Rubber Part Analysis

Optimize material selection for plastic and rubber components, or assemblies containing plastic or rubber parts.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Use finite element analysis (FEA) to calculate stresses and displacements of parts and assemblies under internal and external loads.

Thermal Structural Analysis

Calculate temperature distribution within a solid structure using finite element analysis (FEA).

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Calculate fluid flow and heat transfer forces and investigate the impact of a moving liquid or gas on product performance.

Metal Fatigue

Analyze the impact of cyclic loads and the process of component failure on the structural life of your product.

Frequency Analysis

Identify boundary conditions and ensure that natural modes of vibration are away from the environmental forcing frequencies.

Dynamic Analysis

Determine the impact of time varying loads on structural response for your design.